Below are reviews of some of the good
Lenten sites available for personal growth and/or for background
in preparing lessons on Lenten themes. Click on one of the items
in the menu below to be taken to that section. There are so many
sites with good Lenten resources that it was impossible to review
all of them here. Consult our Lent, and Holy Week links page for a list of
other web sites.
and Holy Week: Overview and On-Line Resources - practical ideas
for Lenten devotions, prayers and spiritual exercises for Holy Week,
readings by Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio explaining the significance of
the number forty days, lots of great readings from the Church Fathers.
Many of the resources are available as PDF files that can be downloaded
for free and duplicated for family or parish use.
Bread or Stone - Penitential
Stations of the Cross Project
Prayer & Meditation
Lenten Meditations Written by M. Jean Frisk, The Marian Library/International Marian Research
Institute - These are beautifully illustrated and the text is wonderful
to read - There are five mediations in all: Week 1 - Week 2 - Week 3 - Week 4 - Week 5
the Foot of the Cross - by Gilles Côté
Clipart & Images
See also our
lenten clipart pages: Lent - Palm
Sunday - Holy Thursday - Good
Links to Images - Holy Week
Clipart - with scriptural verses.
Christian Passover Seder Meal - "Haggadah means
"Book of Remembrance' and it is the book, or liturgy that tells
the Jewish people how to celebrate the Passover Seder (meal.) Christ,
mysteriously incarnate as both the Son of God and a faithful Jewish
man choose the Passover Seder to institute the new 'meal' of salvation
and redemption. Christians can celebrate this seder to share a common
ancestry with our Jewish brothers and sisters, and in memory of the
meal that Jesus celebrated with his apostles. This 'Messianic Passover'
meal should be celebrated on Holy Thursday. " - from the source
web sites offers beautifully illustrated resources for children:
Events of Holy Week
a Paschal Candle - Here are the instructions for making the
Palm Crosses - Step by step to making palm crosses with illustrations.
a Basket of Blessing Eggs - by Monica McConkey
Sins on the Cross - by Monica McConkey
Lent - by Mary Ellen Vice
Stations of the Cross
of the Cross on Your Block - St. Anthony Messenger Magazine Online - An interesting concept.
here for more stations of the cross online.